To learn about, teach about, enjoy and protect Iowa's prairie heritage.
The Iowa Prairie Network is a grass-roots, volunteer, organization that is dedicated to the preservation of Iowa's prairie heritage. IPN was formed in 1990 by Iowans concerned that our prairie heritage was disappearing. People needed an organization that would bring those who know about prairie together with those who wanted to learn, to form a network of advocacy for Iowa's natural heritage.
In 1990 concerned Iowans formed IPN out of a desire to protect Iowa's disappearing prairie. IPN brings those who know about prairies together with those who wanted to learn, to form a network of advocacy for Iowa's natural heritage.Learn More
There are many ways to learn about prairie and all that is related to it. IPN promotes Iowa Prairie Heritage Week each September to help introduce new people to prairie, and there are also many resources to help one learn more.Learn More
Newsletters are used to keep members informed of news about prairies. The archived issues are filled with timeless prairie-related articles. A Facebook page and group, and emails from IPN are used to keep members up to date.Learn More
The seven IPN Regions host field trips and IPN has an annual meeting with prairie field trips. There are many other prairie-related events in Iowa, listed on the IPN calendar. There are prairies throughout the state just waiting for a visit.Learn More
In addition to having a Facebook page and a Facebook group, IPN members have a good time getting together at field trips, the annual meeting, and at various other programs sponsored by the IPN regions. Join other prairie enthusiasts!Go to Facebook
There are many benefits to becoming an IPN member. The twice-yearly newsletter received in printed form or by email (your choice), will assist you in planning your visits to prairies, inform you of past events, and keep you on top of prairie issues.Learn More